The Wyoming Department of Education is putting together a board of teachers to offer advice on several education issues. They’re looking for feedback on teacher training options, classroom needs and potential policy changes.
Chief Strategy Officer for the Department of Education, Leighton Thomas says teachers have valuable firsthand knowledge of the conditions, strengths and needs of the state’s schools.
“These are the folks that are working most closely with our students, in our schools, and they have really important perspective about what our students need to be successful,” said Thomas.
Thomas also says the state wants teachers with an array of experiences and viewpoints for the board.
The department will take applications until December 1st.
Teachers selected to serve on the board will being their 18-month term in January.